Visceral Juxtaposition: A Review of Sherwin Bitsui’s Dissolve

Crisp and laced with poignancy, Dissolve by Sherwin Bitsui is a haunting book of poetry. To haunt is to be tenacious, to hold on well past your expiration date. Dissolve calls forth characters who struggle in the oily, buzzing morass of modernity but seem unlikely to succumb. They are current: pixilation and plastic ensnare their land. Yet they are ancient: through violence they endure. If the book exudes cynicism, that cynicism is borne of realism.  Read the rest, published by Split Lip, by clicking here.